Flat Roof RepairThe roof of your Illinois business has seen better days. Recently, you’ve noticed a few leaks, so you know something needs to be done before water damage sets in. But just how do you know whether the roof just needs some repairs or if it’s time to replace the whole thing? When our contractors at HC Anderson Roofing Company, Inc. assess a roof, here are a few things we take into consideration.

1. How old is the roof?

One thing you need to consider is how old the existing roof is. If the building was built in the 1940s and the roof has never been replaced, your office building is a prime candidate for roof replacement. With most roofs, if they’re older than 15 years old, you may need to consider replacement in order to avoid consistent repairs now and in the future.

2. Do you have one leak or multiple?

If the leak or other problem area is contained to a small part of your roof, you may be able to get away with a roof repair instead of a complete replacement. However, it will depend on how long the leak has been there and whether it’s caused extensive damage.

3. What type of roof do you have?

Churches, shopping malls, grocery stores, and the list of commercial building types goes on and on. No two businesses are alike, and each one has specific roofing needs. The type of roof you have (and the materials used) play a huge factor in how long your roof will last and whether repairs or replacement are ideal.

Your best bet for determining whether your building needs a new roof is to get a consultation and quote from the roofing contractors at HC Anderson. We specialize in commercial roofing in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our team can help you make a sound decision about your building’s needs. To get started, contact us at (815) 624-4129.


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